Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion, made famous for their work in the sci-fi series Firefly, are paying homage to their cult TV star status in the upcoming comedy web series Con Man. The series, which is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo, will star Tudyk as an actor touring on the convention and comic book store circuit while his fellow cast member, played by Fillion, became a mainstream movie star.
Con Man will also reunite them with Firefly’s Sean Maher and Gina Torres, as well as other actors known for sci-fi roles like Seth Green, Felicia Day, Amy Acker, Tricia Helfer, Michael Trucco, Robert Patrick, and Mindy Sterling, with more cast yet to be announced.
The crowdfunding campaign has already raised over $2.4 million, has more than 35,000 funders, and still has 11 days left to go. They have reached enough of their goals to produce 12 episodes (and many other goodies), but if they reach their next goal of $2.5 million, they will be able to add sending a free e-book novel to all backers.
$25 will get you either early streaming access to the show on Vimeo, planned for July (plus other perks like commentary and wallpapers) or your choice of a DVD or Blu-Ray copy of the season when it’s released around December (but this doesn’t include any additional perks). Or, you can combine these rewards and get both streaming and DVD (and more) for $50.
Plus, you can help support the show and unlock “funder achievements” like getting the show 100,000 Twitter followers or 50 pieces of fan art, without spending a dime — a really creative idea for a crowdfunding project to embrace.